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. the pentagon is now investigating a general allen. five people died inside a to home. homledo investigators do not believe the deaths were accidental. >> a new resolution encouraging residents to participate in meatless mondays. it is completely voluntary. the sponsors were concerned about nutrition at would hold more veggie mondays. >> interesting. i cannot wait for bacon thursday. 5:12. two more major retailers announce that will open their doors to shoppers before black friday. >> getting the best bang for your buck with gift cards. >>o >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. we have water main breaks in several locations. they are a leftover from yesterday. closures remain in effect in rosedale at philadelphia road. watch for those closures once again. madison street and over towards calvert, shut down because of a water main break. charles street and 21st street, another water main breaks. about 11 minutes on the north or west sides. not bad in terms of delays. a quick live look at traffic on 795 at owings
twist in the cia sex scandal. this morning, the pentagon announced its investigating the top american commander in afghanistan. it's looking in to alleged inappropriate communications between general john allen and jill kelly. if that name sounds familiar it should. she is the tampa woman who told the fbi she received anonymous harassing emails, the emails came from paula broadwell. petraeus resigned as director on friday. the pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and other documents exchanged between allen and kelly. allen was on track to become the supreme allied commander of nay to. the nomination is on hold. allen will remain as the leader of the u.s. troops in afghanistan. there is a hearing set for thursday to possibly replace him. >>> congress returns to washington today after the election recess, the cia scandal isn't all they have to focus on. the pressing issue is figuring out how to keep american from going off the fiscal cliff. if it isn't resolved taxes will increase and a huge federal spending cut across the board. president obama plans to meet with leader as at the
the general than the e-mails that the pentagon says may be inappropriate. we are awaiting a statement from john allen. he denied any wrongdoing. hi-level briefings are scheduled on capitol hill where we find tracie potts. >> at least one man -- one member of congress has already spoken with the cia about the rolling controversy involving general the trade as and john allen -- general patreaus. >> there are questions about the nature of emails between general allan and joe kelly. one senior official says there were not explicit but used names like sweetheart and year. allen denies any wrongdoing. >> no one should be to any conclusions. his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> kelly is not a federal employee but suggested she has special privileges when completed to police about reporters. >> i am an honorary consul general. they should not be able to cross the property. >> the initial complaint kicked off an investigation that led to the discovery of an affair between the general and paul a brodwell. questions remain about whether he
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to take it all the way through to see what they had. >> pentagon found tens of thousands of emails and documents exchanged between allen and kelly. the nomination is on hold. >>> man suspected in rape cases all along the east coast is expected to plead guilty to an attack. the hearing is set this morning and happening in prince william county in virginia. thomas is charged with abducting three teenage trick or treaters back in 2009 and raping two of them. he is believed to be responsible for attacks on 17 women, since 1977. >>> opening statementses are expected today in the trial of a former buoy state university student who was charged with killing her roommate. simpson is abused of killing phraseer in september of 2011. authorities say simpson stabbed phraser during an argument over loud music. this woman ran down her boyfriend or husband in the parking lot in gilbert. we saw it. >> hang on just a second. >> he needs help. >> a woman faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, her husband is recovering in the hospital, he has serious internal injuries. >>> abc2 news is working
" iiappropriate commmnications pith the woman at the cennerr of the petraeus sex ssandal. the pentagon saas tte thousands of emails with jill says sheereceived threatening pmails from general avii petraaus's mistress - paula broadwell. those emails led to the orginial fbi investigationnthat uncoveree the xtramariial affaii little says: "while thiss matter is under invvssigation and before the facts are remain commander oo isaf." - petraaus resiined friday nddttere are questions about the actual timiig and lenggh of his afghanistan that could pen up him to prosecution under militarr law.panetta says: "we obviously are going to watch this closely to deterrinn just eeactly wwen that took place." defense ecretary leon panntta replaced generrl petraeus when he took over the cia. phornberry says: "this thhng gets even more biiarre and we aae all ocusee on the personal interactionssbut there are serious questions f nationaa securityy" general allen denies any wronn doing aad is currently nommnated to become commander of thh european command. boswell says: "allen's conffrmatiin
petraeus to resign. pentagon is reviewing between 20-30,000 documents involved. allen denies wrong doing. monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, broadwell after the fbi told abc news, they discovered thousands of emails between broadwell and petraeus detailing the affair. in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing the position of responsibility for the nation. >> the affair came to light over the summer as part of an fbi investigation that began after kelly received threatening emails she believed were from broadwell. >> they call ate preliminary investigation. officials say broadwell had classified material on her computer, which is illegal, fbi doesn't believe it came from petraeus, no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and attorney general waited until wednesday to notify the white house. officials maintain there was no politics involved. rob nelson, abc2 news, new york monarch is telling
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more work to do. >> they continue to look through documents t. pentagon has suspended her security clearancens and mcdill air force base has revoked kelly's access to that base. >>> there will be a closed door meeting tomorrow on the attacks in bensenville. new tonight former c.i.a. director will testify before the committee friday about the events that led up to the deaths of the u.s. ambassador. and today president obama defended susan rice after criticism of her in the after math of that attack. >> she made an appearance at the request of the white house in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided. if senator mccain and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> he pushed back against senators who said they would do whatever to subtle her nomination if he picks her to replace hillary clinton. senator john mccain shot back. >> this president and this administration has either been guilty of incompetence or engaged in a cover up negotiate of which are acceptable to the american people. >> and to that senator lindsey gram a
untoward. there is a second element to all this. the pentagon in disclosing all this this morning that there were 20,000 to 30,000 pages, but again, associates of general allen say that that is printouts that often include multiple copies of the same e-mail. that they did a new printout every time there was a new e-mail in the chain which greatly they say exaggerates the number of e-mails. there is one other element here. general allen was to have a confirmation hearing to be the commander of the u.s. mission to nato. that is on hold now. >> this whole story. there are so many elements. if you tune in a couple hours after the last time, there is a whole new chain. a defense official told nbc news, in general allen eights case, many were between the general's wife and jill kelley. the woman in tampa, the social liaison and he was just copied on them. what do you make of that in. >> that may well be the case that he was copied. they do say that he did send e-mails to her as well. it appears that both general allen and his wife were e-mailing with her. and you have to remember, she i
of the impact on the pentagon. he has been very involved in the negotiations. we talked to a professor from to us son state university. she said when people are invested in the negotiations they don't like to walk away. that is probably true of secretary panetta. here is what she told us. >> defense secretary leon panetta, he has fought hard against sequestration because he didn't want to see the type of cuts that sequestration called for the defense department. and he is going to see that through. >> keep in mind he has got probably the toughest commute of any cabinet secretary right now going from coast to coast to do his job. folks says he seems very committed to staying there until they figure out exactly how these cuts will affect the pentagon. jenna. jenna: it is a long commute for sure. thank you. >> reporter: you got it. >> there was a mandate in yesterday's results it is a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> in the coming weeks and months i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of bo
in north carolina, but so far have found no evidence of anything highly classified. still, the pentagon suspended broadwell's security clearances. the air force base in tampa revoked jill kelley's pass to the base. >> thank you so much. i know you're going to have a lot more on "rock center" tonight with brian williams. matt? >> and that scandal, just one part of the president's news conference on wednesday. he also had a lot to say about governor romney, his rival in the presidential race, and two top republican senators. one of them john mccain. and we'll talk to senator mccain in just a moment. but first, chuck todd is at the white house this morning. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. president obama thought he was going to be using his first post election press conference to make his case on the fiscal cliff and also to show a new reaching out to republicans. instead, he found himself on the receiving end of criticism from not one, but two former presidential rivals. >> good afternoon, everybody. >> reporter: at his first post election press conference, pr
. overnight the pentagon announced allen's nomination to be commander of nato has been delayed and the nomination of his successor in afghanistan speeded up. after military officials announced that 20,000 to 30,000 pages of potentially inappropriate e-mails connected allen to jill kelley, the woman who had first complained to the fbi about harassing e-mails traced to paula broadwell, petraeus' biographer and acknowledged mistress. allen, who is married, denies any wrongdoing, and for now remains commander in afghanistan as the investigation continues. monday night a team of fbi agents methodically collected boxes and bags of materials from the broadwell home. officials say they wanted to be extra thorough in completing the investigation into whether broadwell had violated a cyber stalking or cyber bullying statute by sending anonymous e-mails to kelley. petraeus is not under investigation. kelley, the target of the harassing e-mails now linked to allen is a surgeon's wife, mother of three and family friend of the petraeuses, a friendship that grew out of kelley's volunteer work
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week. >>> the pentagon says iranian fighter jets shot at but missed is u.s. drone that was flying surveillance mission off the iranian coast. the u.s. says that drone was over international waters when it was targeted. penalty gone spokesperson says iran was intentionally trying to shoot down the drone. >>> seven navy s.e.a.l.s have been reprimanded and docked two months' pay for helping make the new game medal of honor. they provided classified information to the publisher electronic arts. they paid the s.e.a.l.s to work on the war fighter game. all serve were accuse -- seven were accused of showing their official combat gear. they'll be ineligible for promotion and essentially ends their careers. >>> some disturbing details from the case of a u.s. soldier accused of participating in a nighttime massacre in afghanistan. 16 afghan civilians were killed last march during the incident. yesterday an army dna expert says robert bales had the blood on him. christine said the blood of more people could be discovered if more testing were performed. the hearing in seattle will help determ
the disclosure that he was under investigation by the pentagon. jill kelley in general allen allegedly exchanged emails and documents suspected of being inappropriate. allen insisted that there was no affair. >> she complains she was getting harassing emails and lead fbi to the affair. allenn got a vote of confidence today. >> he believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. some are angry that the afghan war, costing some u.s. lives and dollars, was hardly mentioned until this. >> and now we are becoming obsessed with the sex life of the director of the cia and the commander? a bit of this just seems out of balance. >> some question the fbi's involvement. >> those certainly involving a love triangle or whatever, it should not rise to this level. >> others wonder why the federal probe had been kept from congress and the white house. >> the fbi knew all about this months ago when they apparently told nobody about it. >> parts of the broadwell-- petraeus case was so incensed. briefed on the case today, nancy pelosi said the fbi had an obligation not to report to congress, to protect individu
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allen is under investigation. the pentagon discovered 30,000 pages of females that were called potentially inappropriate between allen and jill kelley. she said she was harassed by anonymous e-mail, later traced back to paula broadwell. that uncovered an affair between paula broadwell and david petraeus. david petraeus resigned. >> to have that access, i took that privilege very seriously. >> he is still on the job for now. the fbi conducted a search of paula broadwell's home. >> she took a real issue with it and didn't realize the is would spark gay male strothis. >> there was no national security breach. >> lawmakers still want to hear from petraeus on the investigation into the deaths of benghazi, libya. the inspector general is investigating. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> some serious allegations against the baltimore city police officer. the officer is accused of assaulting a woman while on duty. kim dacey has the details. good morning. >> good morning. officer elliott simon has been suspended without pay. police are not saying when the alleged contact took place. they
of dollars in spending cuts the pentagon and all other federal agencies across washington, which could lead to job cuts, especially in this area. families with children would see their taxes go up as much as $4,700 a year. people might start having to pay the ate tax, another big tax people have to pay, leave it at that. and a host of other things. taxpayers would be paying more and government get smaller in a disasterrous way. >> how did we get here? >> last summer there were the negotiations over the debt ceiling about expanding our borrowing limit. as part of the agreement, they said we're going to put the tax cuts, sorry, tax increases and budget cuts in place, and they left that out there hanging, saying we have to somehow avoid this. let that be the carrot. they've been chasing this carrot and they've only got about another month and a half to go, and they have to get this sorted out before it begins. reports at least this week that say if those tax increases happen, if the budget cuts occur, we could slip back into a recession, the unemployment rate might jump over 9%. look what happ
win. senior officials here at the pentagon have decided it will take new military leadership to do it. defense secretary robert gates mcmckiernan in afghanistan last week to break the bad news, but waited until today to announce it. >> i asked for the resignation of general david mckiernan. >> gates and obama relieving him of command. when they did that and relieved him of command as the lead american commander of the war in afghanistan, that was the first time since general truman fired douglas mcarthur during the korean war that a president relieved a four-star commanding general in the middle of the war he was leading. when president obama did that it was the first time in 58 years anything like that happened in this country, and then he did it again. after he fired the man who was running the war when he took office, the replacement general that president obama sent to lead the war thereafter was this guy, general stanley mcchrystal. there was a immediate contracult around him as around david petraeus. a year after general mcchrisle tal took command, he, too, was fired by presiden
." deeense secretary leon panetta says he ordered a pentagon investigation of allen on monday. gennral allln replaced general petraeus when he took over the cia. thhrnberry says: "this thing gets even more bizarre and we are all focused on he perronal interactiios but there are serious questions of nationallsecurity." general allen denies any wrong doing and is currently of the u.s. european command. allen's confiimation hold. lawmakers stilll wwnt to know whh they were kept in the dard about the &poriginal petraeus f-b-i investigation. eith more than 20-thousand people have signed a petition calling wing political cruuaae and 3 focus on the needd of the poor pporfox45 was there this afternoon when the petition was delivered to the u.s. conferencc of catholiccbishops downtown.supporters say they were disappointed by the increasingly partisan and heated rhetoric used by catholic bishopp leading up to this year's election. "iq: iis become increasingly apparent to us.... oq: are leaving the faith ovee it. 3 the petition was delivered by members of the non profit and the o
general petraeus and general john allen. now the pentagon is looking into questionable e-mails between general allen and kelley. that has put allen's nomination to become nato supreme commander in europe in jeopardy. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> meanwhile acting c.i.a. director michael morell will testify before congress instead of former c.i.a. director petraeus. lawmakers have questions about the deadly consulate attack in benghazi, libya in september. >>> another four-star general is being demoted but for different reasons. general ward is accused of spending thousands of dollars on lavish travel. ward will have to repay the government some $82,000. >>> president obama will be pretty busy looking for new personnel in his cabinet. he now has the task of looking for a new c.i.a. director and needs to nominate a new secretary of state candidate because hillary clinton has confirmed she will leave the post. cbs news has learned the leading candidate to replace her u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice. w
massive job cuts if automatic pentagon cuts are not stopped. at risk, 207,000 jobs in virginia, 114,000 jobs in maryland and 127,000 jobs in the district. tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> new details tonight about the beating and robbery of an elderly woman in the district. police are now sharing how they tracked down the suspect. they used gps to locate tyran mcelrath. they say he broke into the victim's home in northwest wednesday, beat her unconscious and stole a computer. neighbors say the attack has shaken their sense of security. >> i'm putting bars on my lower basement windows. that's a decision i made after this because that seems to be the point of entry. >> investigators say when mcelrath was arrested, he told police he was sorry for what happened saying the victim could have been his own grandmother. >>> d.c. police are searching for a group of people accused of an armed robbery in a car chase that ended near the white house around 6 a.m. several people robbed a group of men in dupont circle. when the suspects drove off, two victims followed in their car. during the chase
an audience right now. if you're planning to head northbound on 395 pentagon to the 14th street bridge, you're okay. now we'll take a live look or actually to a map again. bw parkway route 50 through cheverly looks great. no problems in the northeast corridor. one more live look outside. this time we'll head over to the beltway at the american legion bridge. no issues to report here. i'll be back at 6:00. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. >>> making news at 5:49, syrian activists say antigovernment groups have reached a preliminary deal to form a new opposition leadership. opposition factions have been meeting. the u.s. and other countries have been pressuring the group opposing syrian president bashar al-assad to present a united front. >>> early this morning greek lawmakers passed their 2013 budget as thousands protested outside the parliament building. the budget includes deep spending cuts and tax hikes. the euro zone countries are meeting today to discuss additional loans to keep greece if going bankrupt. >>> president obama is inviting labor and business leaders to the white hou
thinking about you." >>> 6:15. the pentagon says it will continue flying unmanned drones in international air space near iran even after iran fired at a drone last week. the drone was performing routine surveillance about 60 miles off the iranian coast when the shots were fired. it wasn't hit and returned to its base. >>> twitter users reported a series of unusual photos last night that may be the result of the social media website being hacked. dozens of users tweeted about it. pictures on their twitter time lines being replaced with this image, which referenced the attack on the u.s. embassy in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three others. there's no word where the image came from. >>> this year ps ak's cases of nile virus were the worst they've been in a decade. this morning we're getting word the virus may have mutated into a more serious form. it's affecting the brain more seriously than it has in the past. one doctor said he's witnessed the virus damaging parts of the brain that controls speech and language. one scientist with the centers for disease control disa
intelligence. we know what happened there. there is still an investigation at the pentagon, into the e-mails of general allen. as for paula broadwell, they've satisfied themselves there was no cyber crime here. but they searched her house because they wanted to make sure she didn't have any classified documents she wasn't entitled to or didn't store them in the appropriate weigh. the government lawyers i understand are still weighing that. >> and on and on it goes. appreciate it, pete. >>> more than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a school bus crash in upper marlbo marlboro. an suv rear ended a bus near marlboro pike. 15 of the students had some bumps and bruises, none went to the hospital. >>> shoppers and employees at a walmart, a 24-hour walmart in laurel, maryland, say they're concerned tonight about a store manager who got shot during a robbery early this morning. that's near the anne arundel line west of the vw parkway. jackie bensen is there with more on this story. >> reporter: jim, people are afraid here, because this suspect is still at large. these are securit
the pentagon is investigating america's top general in afghanistan. >> and it's connected to david petraeus' resignation as the head of the c.i.a. general john allen succeeded petraeus as the head of the international coalition in afghanistan. a defense official says the investigation centers on possibly inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. kelley is the florida woman who alerted the f.b.i. about threatening e-mails she got. >> if you know my ser, like i said -- my sister, like i said she's a dedicated mother and dedicated wife. >> it's believed the e-mails kelley felt threatened came from broadwell. broadwell is the woman who wrote the biographer about petraeus who became involved in an extramarital affair. john allen denies he's done anything wrong and remains in command. >>> the biggest of the three rescue boats in the d.c. fire department's fleet is in need of massive repairs. the john glenn is 50 years old. thanks to a missed application deadline, its coast guard application has expired. it needs $700,000 worth of repairs, including to its communication system. 9news reporter preeti
for the confirmation to be expedited. "the pentagon was still reviewing the e-mail and declined to comment on the relationship." host: also next to that story is a story from "the boston globe." "kerry considered as possible defense chief." "the president is considering asking john kerry to join the national security team." host: so, that is the latest on that. also this morning, "nancy pelosi considers leaving post as house democratic leader." "the decision could come as early as tomorrow, wednesday." washington journal will be live from capitol hill tomorrow with several lawmakers from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. to keep you updated on what is happening this week in washington. the looming fiscal cliff, that is what we are talking about with all of you today. how do we avoid it, should entitlement spending be part of the package? james, go head. caller: i had to retire because of back problems or whenever, but i do not get disability, i would not apply for it, it is an entitlement. it is ludicrous to ask people in my age bracket, people who pay for their medicare -- that is what people ar
. >> the promotion of a four- story u.s. general has been derailed this growing scandal of the pentagon. it has already brought down the cia director and charges of an affair with an appropriate e-mails and even a half naked fbi agent. you will have the political analyst, michael yaki and what it means, after the break. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you can send money directly to anyone's checking account. i guess he's a kicker... again, again! oh, no you don't! take a step forward and chase what matters. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah blah blah. if i had a sleepover, i couldn't just move the tv into the playroom. no. we had to watch movies in the den because that's where the tv outlet was. and if dad was snoring on the couch, we muscled through it. is she for real? your generation has it made. [ male announcer ] the wireless receiver only from at&t u-verse. get a free wireless receiver with a qualifying u-verse plan. rethink possible. >
. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on shoulder as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holding a press conference at the white house in about 4.5 hours. he will most definitely face questions about the scandal including his plans for his national security team going forward. also when the white house and when he first got wind of this scandal. >> no kidding. you mentioned the president. what about the time of the scandal? it's a tough time for the president dealing with quest
the sequestration tlaks which would mean $55 billion to the pentagon. those are big cabinet members and they are likely to go which will take over some dominoes inside the administration as people move up to fill those. inside the west wing, he may have a new chief of staff. that would be his fourth that he has named. these are times when he can look at those working for him. only two cabinet members left in the first four years. he can begin to tailor his staff to what he wants to pursue. host: eric holder the attorney general has said he will stay on. guest: that is right. he has had a mixed record. he has had a mixed relationship with the white house. he would not be the easiest guy to ask to leave. if he wants to stay, i imagine he would probably stay. host: "the wall street journal" says this -- margaret talev, who replaces let's start with hillary clinton? guest: it is a great question. i think the conventional wisdom is right in that there are two candidates that are being looked at. john kerry, a sit-in for mitt romney in president obama's debate prep. the present perform st
unscathed to return back to base. pentagon officials would not speculate on whether or not the incident constitutes an act of war. >>> some amazing new images of malala, the 15-year-old pakistani girl shot in the head by the fanl for her fearless advocacy for female education rights. she is recovering in a british hospital, reading with her father. this as tens of thousands of people worldwide have signed an online petition to nominate malala for the nobel peace prize. >>> and the bigger they are the harder they fall. this brand new, 200-ton train made it all the way from the u.s. to central west africa before it then fell 20 feet while being unloaded from a delivery ship. the multimillion dollar locomotive might need some very costly repairs. that is one big whoops. >> i'll say. >> remember when you had a train set and you tried to get them on the track? >> you're back from all your travels. >> in the flesh. >> yes, we are. all of our friends out there who have been suffering, when you see it first hand it's really devastating. >>> but the good news is we've got good weather here in th
be covered what the pentagon called potentially inappropriate communications between general allen and jill kelley whom he and his wife had gotten to know in tampa. they were reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of documents, including e-mails over two years. the fbi said some were flirtatious, but the general strongly denies any misconduct, and the fbi found no wrongdoing. still, jay johnson, the pentagon's general counsel, saw a number. e-mails before advising secretary panetta to remember the matter to the department's inspector general for further investigation. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and to continue the fight. >> reporter: officials say the fbi discovered the communications while investigating kelley's e-mails after she complained about anonymous threats that turned out to be from paula broadwell. the president was first told on friday, the day he accepted petraeus' resignation, that there could be a problem with allen's nomin
and excellence. and now, replacing his cia director will be part of that mix. some people in the pentagon, in the intelligence committee resented him a bit. he was a super star, he performed at a very high level. one of the most excellent people in his profession. they need to find somebody to replace him that's equally as excellent. >> is there a political fallout for the president or any others? washington? >> i think it could relate to benghazi. one of the things that goes on, when there is a national security scandal or crisis, is there is tensions between people in the intelligence world, political people at the white house, and the suspicion for a lot of people is that things were being covered up, not fully discussed. no doubt the cia is at the center of that. two of the people that tragically died were part of the cia, so there could be some controversial and from a point of view, why did we get it back as late as we did, his resignation, as shocking as it is, teases some of those questions of what will happen at the testimony next week, what were the facts leading up to the trage
kelly. after the pentagon's dramatic announcement about allen earlier this week, overnight, the defense secretary teamed to be backing off. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isaf. he has my continued confidence. >> reporter: an echo of what the white house said tuesday. >> i can tell you that the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: officials tell abc news, that the vast number of e-mails allen exchanged with jill kelly, who sparked the fbi investigation into broadwell and petraeus, show no evidence of any sexual relations. but are friendly and, perhaps, a bit flirtatious. in one note, kelly telling allen, she saw him on tv. he responds, thanks, dear. you're a sweetheart. meanwhile, david petraeus' sudden departure as cia director, has created lots of questions on capitol hill. especially that looming issue, the attack in benghazi, on a cia facility there. some senators still want to question petraeus about what went wrong. >> i know
of the war on terror is prosecuted by the cia, to have someone from the pentagon with his background move over to the cia and head that was incredibly lucky for the country because there are few other people who could've made that change, survived moving from one tough bureaucracy to another and be such a great intellectual and forward-thinking person about how to protect the united states. >> the other part of this, obviously, is petraeus' legacy in afghanistan, and being the author of the book on counterinsurgency in a literal sense, to what extent was the implications of that doctrine of the policy decisions that he was part of running up to this are going to be ultimately much, much more important going forward than any -- i think than to go to john's point, who knows what this is. but right now, we should also be having a pretty healthy debate about when we switched from counterterror to counterinsurgency over there. >> yeah. >>> still ahead, newt gingrich also chair of the dnc debbie wasserman schultz, more "morning joe" in a moment. [ male announcer ] humana and walmart have teamed
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